beginner help on spectrum analyzer

Hi, i am pretty new to arduino (and programming/electronics) and have recently completed an 8x8x8 LED cube and loved having a go.
I would like to make a spectrum analyser and have looked at a tutorial so i have ordered a spectrum shield for my uno.
the write up had an led strip using the HL1606.
My question is, would it be possible to make my own led display using components rather than buying an led strip as i enjoyed making/building my led cube.
cheers.

mags: My question is, would it be possible to make my own led display using components rather than buying an led strip as i enjoyed making/building my led cube.

Yes. Absolutely. You will have 14 numbers (7 bands per channel, two channels) and can display that data any way you like. You can even use your LED cube. Maybe display the 7 left-channel columns on the left side of the cube and the 7 right channel columns on the right side of the cube. The older samples could be shifted toward the center of the cube when new samples are displayed.

Cheers for the reply, I hadnt thought of using my led cube with the shield. do you know of any resources i should read or a similar project? I am very new to coding but i would like to learn more without just copy and pasting code, i dont really understand the code i have for my cube and once i have my shield want to understand it. Thanks again.

I don't know what you are asking for. You haven't said anything about what kind of spectrum analyzer so I assume you are actually referring to an audio graphic analyzer like this:

Hi, well as i said i am very new to coding and to electronics in general but after completing my cube i saw this 16 x 64 RGB matrix Arduino spectrum analyzer 64 band - YouTube
And would love to do this (on a smaller scale of course) but saw this write up http://www.open-electronics.org/big-spectrum-analyzer-with-arduino/
Now i would like to do this but make my own LED matrix rather than buy an led strip however i don’t understand how it works and would like some guidance.
Thanks.

If you had clicked on the link in my last post you would see the chip used in the link you posted is the same chip I linked.